EU Brings Fight With US Over Italian Steel To WTO

Law360, New York (April 5, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The European Union brought a dispute with the U.S. over anti-dumping duties on steel exports from Italy to the World Trade Organization on Friday, a move American trade officials criticized as premature.

The 27-country bloc requested consultations through the WTO's dispute settlement process on duties the U.S. imposes on stainless steel sheets and coil strips from Italy, according to the WTO.

Specifically, the EU is concerned about anti-dumping duties that Italy's ThyssenKrupp Acciai Speciali Terni SPA has been paying since 1999, according to trade spokesman John...
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